Udinese Calcio vs Fiorentina: All you need to know about this match

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Fiorentina jostled by latest disappointments welcome terrifying opponents Udinese in a underwhelming state to achieve three points

Coach Paulo Sousa experience one of the worst start to the league campaign by his team in his managerial career as La Viola easily gave away their dominance to the opponents dropping a lot of points on the way. The discontentment that piles up weekend after weekend would surely not break up with Udinese round the corner. That means the side from Florentines had to dig up the best gem in themselves in order to avoid any further disarray. Recent records suggest that Fiorentina are going to struggle in this fixture. Having started the season on a sorrow note defeated by Inter in the season opener, Sousa witnessed more crisis ahead. Still 2-1 Bologna invasion did clear away some redemptions but the same old virus infected them again. Beaten 1-0 by Juventus and then most surprisingly 2-1 by lower half club Chievo Verona, Sousa’s team doesn’t look to swip up the mess this time out. The board is now banging their heads, Bernandeschi’s transfer to Turin still mounting on them. Only reliable squad player setting his ideas to change the team’s diagram this weekend is Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni. The team must extend their self belief further high on him and watch if he turns trustworthy of his duties.

Opponents Udinese are playing their dream season at the moment and though they have defeats to recover from Zebrette are producing moments to cherish. Earlier they troubled big seekers like Milan, Inter and Sassuolo and would definitely haunt La Viola this weekend. The way they call back their winning status after three consecutive defeats to a 4-0 brawl over Sampdoria is immiscible. The team look strengthened going forward with the danger man upfront currently under goal form. Lasanga had registered three elegant goals in last two venues which almost included a hat-trick against Sampdoria prior to International hiatus. The Uruguayan is turning to be one of club’s progression of building future. The whole of the midfield is also sneaking in important goals.

Match Details

Date: 15 October 2017

Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Timing: 2:30 (CET) 8:00 (IST)
Broadcast: Sony Ten1 and Ten 1 HD, Sky sports, BT sports, beIN Sports
Live stream: Jio TV , Sky sports live, Sky Go, beIN sports live, Bet 365

Team News

Carlos Sanchez is out through suspension so Sousa is likely to change his formation to 4-2-3-1 instead of regular peculiarity of 3-4-2-1 formation. Chiesa would return to the starting eleven alongside Giovanni.


Fiorentina: Cerofolini, Milenkovic, Laurini, Biraghi, Olivera, Valentin, Badelj, Hagi, Feso, Giovanni, Chiesa

Udinese: Bizzari, Santos, Angella, Danilo, Bubnjic, Fofana, De Paul, Iniguez, Nicolas, Lasanga, Lopez